EDUCATION вЂ¦ whether is it boring, unusual, interesting? January 2014 Warming Up English is my passion, English is my life. I adore speak English During days and nights. The 25th of January is вЂ¦ вЂў The birthday of V. Vysotski вЂў The birthday of Robert Burns вЂў The StudentsвЂ™ Day (TatianaвЂ™ Day) 1755 вЂ“ tsarina Elisabeth signed a degree about the opening of the State Moscow University; the 19th century вЂ“ tsar Nicolay I signed the degree to make the date as the festival of all students. People who read books will always manage those who watch TV Some interesting facts about education in the world Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў In Japan a school year consists of three terms and starts in the beginning of April. The 1st term continues till the 20th of July, then there are summer holidays, after which the 2nd term lasts up to the end of December and from January to March pupils attend schools in the 3rd term. ? When do Japanese students move up to the next class? (during short spring holidays) Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў The profession of a teacher thought to be menвЂ™s in Japan. Only male had been working at Japanese school for a very long time. ? Who are teachers in modern Japanese schools, men or women? (both sexes) ? If men work at school nowadays, how many? (more than half of staff) Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў In many school of Japan there are no canteens. ? Where do pupils have lunch there? (in the classrooms) Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў Czech pupils have only two holidays вЂ“ in winter and in summer. ? How long are summer holidays in Czech republic? (two months) вЂў Czech schoolchildren get marks same as in Russia - from 1 up to 5. ? Do these marks mean the same as in our country? (No, вЂњ5вЂ™ is the worst mark, вЂњ1вЂќ is the best) ? How many school subjects can a teacher teach? (some вЂ“ maths and P.E. or chemistry, music and Czech) Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў Finnish teachers never call a pupil to answer without his or her desire. Demonstration of pupilsвЂ™ defects is forbidden in Finland. ? How many people work in Finnish schools during a lesson? (two вЂ“ a teacher and his assistant) ? How often do Finnish students go out during school time? (after every lesson regardless of season) Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў In Norway there is a strict division of schoolchildren into school groups according to their age. Pupils of primary school, teenagers of 14 and 18 year old young people donвЂ™t study at the same building. ? When do Norwich students start getting marks at school? ( only in the eighth class) Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў There are 90,000 state and 30,000 private schools in the USA with 55,000,000 schoolchildren and 3,000,000 teachers. Do you know that вЂ¦ вЂў The system of marks in the USA is letters. "Рђ" вЂ“ 15% of students who show a high level of knowledge and originality of thinking; "Р’" вЂ“ 25% of students whose level is higher than average; "РЎ" вЂ“ 35% of students with average abilities; "D" вЂ“ 15% of students have a low level of knowledge; "F" вЂ“ 10% of students demonstrate unsatisfactory results and ignorance of school programme. ? What definitions characterise marks from вЂњAвЂќ to вЂњFвЂќ? (excellent, good, satisfactory, poor) вЂў True or false? вЂў Yes or no? вЂў Right or wrong? вЂў Chinese winter holidays continue for more than a month вЂ“ from the end of December up to the beginning of February. ? Yes. Because the Chinese mark Chinese New Year вЂў A Greek person can be a student for thirty years. ? Yes. InGreece a student gets a lot of privilege in the time he studies: free lessons, food, medical care, transport at a discount, etc. вЂў In America parents can be arrested if their children donвЂ™t attend school. ? Yes. ItвЂ™s true. вЂў In America children of primary school have three breaks for eating. ? No. There are two: Milk break and Lunch break. вЂў There are 15 students in the class in the USA. ? No. They are 35 - 40 вЂў The percentage of former pupils who want to get a higher education is 50%. ? No. They are only 29% The university lecture lasted in one of Australian institutes more than 50 hours. ? Yes. It has been written by the Professor Barrows on biology. вЂў In India about 28,000 pupils attend one of school. ? Yes. The world record was set up in Montessori school in 2003-2004. вЂў The most ancient university in the world is situated in Great Britain. ? No. It was founded in Morocco in 859. вЂў In the USA employees with high education have the same salary with those without such education. ? No. People with high education have salary twice more than those without it. вЂў Teachers in England get the highest salary in the world. ? No. It is Sweden вЂ“ minimum of salary is $33,000 per year. вЂў In Russia teacherвЂ™s salary is equal to monthly teacherвЂ™s salary in Sweden. ? No. ItвЂ™s much less. There is a tradition in Harvard when at last night of preparation for exams students should run naked. ? Yes. This tradition is strange but real. It is observed till nowadays without any clothes around Harvard Yard accompanied by the university orchestra. вЂў Practically in all European universities there are more women than men. ? Yes. Exception is Germany. вЂў According to statistics men having higher education are healthier than those who havenвЂ™t it: they weight less, have lower blood pressure, and they are inclined less to heart diseases. ? Yes. ItвЂ™s true. QUIZ: BRITISH EDUCATION Quiz: British education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. When do British children start school? Is nursery school compulsory? Do all children go to the kindergarten? What do children do at their first school year? Do parents need to help teachers to develop their children? 6. How long do pupils study at school? 7. What is the title of the first step of schooling? 8. Do they go to the secondary or to the nursery school after primary school? Quiz: British education 9. Can children begin studying at 4 or not? 10. What are core subjects in English schools according to the National Curriculum? 11. Is school education free in Britain? 12. When does a school year start in Britain? 13. How long do summer holiday last? 14. Where does a school year start in August? 15. How many levels of attainment/knowledge are there in the English language in primary school? 16. Do children pass any exams after primary school? Quiz: British education 17. When do pupils start to learn a modern foreign language? 18. Do British kids study Russian? 19. How many marks do children have in Britain? 20. What marks are they? 21. How many days a week do children learn? 22. British pupils have got 4 terms in a school year, havenвЂ™t they? 23. What transport takes children to school? 24. Children should wear uniform, shouldnвЂ™t they? Quiz: British education 25. Can British students wear pajamas at school? 26. How long is lunch break? 27. Is the discipline strict at schools of Britain? 28. Can teachers wear jeans to school? 29. Do children like their school food? 30. Have students got a religious lesson or not? 31. Girls are allowed to wear lipstick and eyeshadow, arenвЂ™t they? 32. Do boys and girls sit at different desks? Quiz: British education 33.Do teachers in Britain often use punishment at the lessons or not? 34.How is the document which children get at 16 called? 35. Can schoolchildren go to work at 16? 36. What class do they attend at 15? 37. Is higher education free or not in Britain? 38. How many universities are there in Great Britain? 39. Do student study 5 years at the university? 40. How old are students when they begin higher education? QUIZ: BRITISH EDUCATION Quiz: British education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. At 5 years old No, it is voluntary No, only half of them They begin to tackle a range of subjects, including those stipulated under the National Curriculum Yes, parents play the key role in educating nursery-age children 11 years (from 5 up to 16) Infant school To the secondary school Quiz: British education вЂў 9. Yes, in Wales вЂў 10. English, maths, science, technology, histrory, geography, music, art and P.E. вЂў 11. Yes, itвЂ™s free in state schools вЂў 12. As a rule, on the 1st Monday of September вЂў 13. A month and half (in July and August) вЂў 14. In Scotland вЂў 15. There ate 5 basic targets in English and for each of them there ate 10 levels of attainment вЂў 16. Now in many counties - no Quiz: British education вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў 17. At secondary school 18. Some of them do 19. Six marks 20. The marks are letters from A to F 21. Five (from Monday to Friday) 22. No, only three 23. A school bus of a yellow colour 24. In most schools вЂ“ yes, they should Quiz: British education вЂў 25. No, itвЂ™s an American habit вЂў 26. An hour and 15 minutes вЂў 27. No, not very strict nowadays, pupils are noisy and rude to teachers вЂў 28. Yes, they can вЂў 29. No, students find school food terrible вЂў 30. Yes, religious lessons take place in schools вЂў 31. Yes, itвЂ™s not forbidden for girls вЂў 32. Yes, boys and girls often sit at the same desk Quiz: British education вЂў 33. In these correct times, teachers have few sanctions which they may exercise вЂ“ certainly not any form of corporal punishment вЂў 34. GCSE вЂў 35. Yes, they can go to work at 16 вЂў 36. The 5th вЂў 37. For Britishmen вЂ“ itвЂ™s free, for foreigners - not вЂў 38. 44 or 47 вЂў 39. No, first degree course lasts 3 or 4 years вЂў 40. 18 From the history of British education вЂ¦ вЂў Before 1870 education was voluntary and many of the existing schools had been set up by churches. вЂў Only 2% of children under 14 and 40% of those aged 10 went to school regularly. вЂў From 1870, in response to changes brought about by the industrial revolution and movements for social and political reform, the government started to take responsibility for education From the history of British eduвЂ¦ вЂў A вЂњtripartiteвЂќ system of secondary modern, technical and grammar schools selected 11 yearold children at the end of their primary education by means of an exam. The top 20% attended grammar schools. Secondary modern and technical schools dealt with more practical subjects. Pupils from them were expected to become manual workers and skilled workers respectively, while those who attended grammar schools were more likely to go on to university and become professionals and managers. вЂў In the 1950s some people were dissatisfied with the tripartite system. вЂў Comprehensive schools were introduced in the 1960s with the idea that pupils should not be selected and streamed at such an early age. In 1993 90% of pupils attend such schools; the other 10% attend some remaining grammar or private schools. The Education System in the UK вЂў School Education вЂў Further Education вЂў Higher Education The Education System in the UK Primary School in GB вЂў Most primary schools are co-educational (boys and girls are taught together), usually with a class teacher system вЂў Children used to be selected for secondary education by means of an examination -the вЂ�eleven plusвЂ™. Primary School Subjects вЂў One teacher teaches: вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ Art Analysis Drama English Geography History Mathematics Scottish Gaelic (in Scotland) Secondary School вЂў Compulsory education extends up to 16 years. Students are often streamed into different ability groups. Some think this undermines the principles of comprehensive education. Secondary School Subjects вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Mathematics Science Technology and design Information Technology English Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish) вЂў Geography вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў History Social Education Religion Cooking Music Physical education Greek and Latin (at grammar and independent schools) Secondary School вЂў The main examination that all students should take at 16 is the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Some students continue in the same school for a further 2 years of study leading to the examination of the General Certificate of Education, Advanced level (GCE A level). Usually 3 or 4 academic subjects are studied and 1 general studies paper. This is the main examination required for university entrance. Universities and Colleges of Higher Education in GB вЂў Altogether, there are now 44 universities in the United Kingdom: 33 in England, 8 in Scotland, 2 in Northern Ireland and 1, a federation of 7 colleges, in Wales. Universities and Colleges of Higher Education in GB вЂў The old universities refer to those founded before 1600. Oxford and Cambridge are the oldest ones, dating from 1249 and 1284. Until the 19th century, they were the only 2 universities in England Universities and Colleges of Higher Education in GB вЂў Degrees: BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BSc (Bachelor of Science); MA (Master of Arts) or MSc (Master of Science); Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy). вЂњEleven plusвЂќ вЂў The system of secondary education in Britain has been changed in recent years. Under the old system, children took an examination called the вЂњeleven plusвЂќ at the age of 11. If they passed this examination, they went to a grammar school (high school) and if they failed, they went to a secondary modern school. вЂў Under the new system, there is no examination at the age of eleven, and the grammar schools and secondary modern schools have been replaced by large comprehensive schools. Some comprehensives are вЂњstreamedвЂќ; others are вЂњunstreamedвЂќ. In a streamed school, pupils are placed into classes according to their ability. Children of high ability are in the вЂњAвЂќ stream, those of lesser ability in the вЂњBвЂќ stream and so on. In an unstreamed school, children of mixed ability are placed together in the classes. Are YOU ready to pass the STREAM EXAM Just now? Education is not received . It is achieved!